Initial Coin Offerings

New Jersey Issues Stop Order on Two “Fraudulent” ICOs

New Jersey’s Bureau of Securities has revealed enforcement action against two state-based initial coin offerings.

CoinLaunch Agrees to Pay $50,000 Settlement with Ontario Securities Commission

Initial coin offering (ICO) expert CoinLaunch has concurred to pay $50,000 to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).

Torus Secures Investment from Multicoin, Coinbase, and Binance

Private-key management startup Torus has received investment from Multicoin, Binance, and Coinbase.

Streaming Platform TaTaTu Turns Away from Blockchain Following Successful ICO

After securing $575 million in its 2018 initial coin offering (ICO), media streaming platform TaTaTu has pivoted away from the blockchain- and crypto-based facade it presented.

Multicoin, Intel Capital Pour $3.5M into Dfuse Seed Round

Blockchain data startup company dfuse has secured $3.5 million in its first official round of equity funding led by Multicoin Capital and Intel Capital.

Report: Binance Confirms It will Soon Issue Its Own Stablecoins

The initial stablecoin will be introduced on the platform “in a matter of weeks to a month or two.”

SEC Files Suit Against Kik Over 2017 ICO

Kik CEO says the company will "welcome the opportunity to fight for the future of crypto in the United States."

Amero-Isatek Bringing Eight New Crypto Exchanges to Mexico

The company will launch exchange services in Monterrey, Queretáro, Sinaloa, Quintana Roo, Mexico City, Jalisco, South Lower California, and Yucatán.

SEC Shows Flexibility in Dealing with ICOs

SEC is using its existing regulatory framework to accommodate investment tokens that manage to transform themselves into something closer to utility tokens.

SEC Director Thinks ICOs Can Be Exempt from Securities Laws

The SEC’s Corporate Finance Director said ICOs may be exempt from securities laws.

Australian Securities Watchdog Issues Updated Regulatory Guidance on ICOs and Crypto Assets

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released updated regulatory guidance for ICOs and crypto-related businesses.

PepsiCo’s Project Proton Brings 28% Improvement in Supply Chain Efficiency

PepsiCo has finished a blockchain trial that resulted in a 28 percent improvement in supply chain efficiency.

Rapper to Welcome Bitcoin Lightning Payments on Clothing Website

Rap icon Lil Pump has announced that his clothing brand “Unhappy” will accept Bitcoin Lightning payments.

Puerto Rico Launches Integrated Trading and Banking Platform for Crypto Traders

Puerto Rico-based crypto trading platform San Juan Mercantile Exchange (SJMX) has officially commenced operations and facilitated its first client deposit through its banking subsidiary, the San Juan Mercantile Bank & Trust International (SJMBT).

Canadian Police Freeze Assets of Vanbex Founders

Canadian police have frozen the assets of Vanbex founders as part of a fraud investigation into a 2017 ICO that secured $22 million.